Calamansi, spice, and everything nice! This soothing blend incorporates some of the most popular ingredients used in Southeast Asian recipes, like calamansi, ginger, and pandan, but with an added twist—a sprinkling of Assam black tea. That way, you get that caffeine boost that you don’t usually find in herbal-forward teas.
- Origin: PARU Tea Lab Blend
- Blender: Amy Truong
- Hand-blended in small batches in the PARU Tea Lab in San Diego.
Ingredients: black tea, bergamot oil, calamansi, turmeric, white ginger, pandan leaves, thai lime leaves, black peppercorn, star anise, green cardamom, cinnamon
Caffeine level: medium-high
What is a reserve tea? Reserve teas are teas that are offered in limited quantities due to the availability of the tea itself.
This tea is both warming and energising; the turmeric soothes and delights, while the ginger adds spice and tang. In this blend there are a lot of flavours present both in the immediate delivery and after the temperature has cooled. I drink this one hot, but for this reason I assume it would be delicious over ice. The bitterness is quite low, and I find this to be very potent and enjoyable even after several infusions. My only complaint would be in regards to the consistency and texture of the dried tea, as it is so fine you’ll need to use a tea bag to brew (the ones PARU sells work fantastically here).
I loved the milk oolong (from 2019) and have to say calamansi turmeric is my new favorite! Super balanced, savory with a bit of sweetness I’m going through it fast!
Im not kidding when I say I loved this tea so much. My only complaint is how expensive it is.